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Wanda L. Rogers is the Executive Director of the Uinta County Business Leadership Network (UCBLN). She has served on local and state boards, learning and providing direction in system change, parent advocacy, and legislative issues concerning the inclusion, education, and employment of people with disabilities.
She joined a group of dedicated individuals in establishing the UCBLN in 1998 and was hired to establish the program. She later was instrumental in establishing the youth program, MentorABILITY, providing youth with disabilities educational workshops and experiences to increase their knowledge of the world of work.
Her passion for change concerning people with disabilities came in 1988 when her 6th child was born with Down syndrome. Through the process, Wanda soon learned the importance of being involved and the need for change concerning inclusion, education, and employment of people with disabilities. She resides in Evanston, WY with her husband Rick and enjoys the outdoor adventures Wyoming provides.
Anna M. Kunz, Program Coordinator, has been working at UCBLN-MentorABILITY since February 2017. Anna has worked with youth with disabilities for more than 10 years. Her career working with youth with disabilities started in California working at Hope School, Anaheim Unified School District. Her experience there as a sign language interpreter and paraprofessional, was working with the youth ranging from autism, down syndrome, hearing impaired, and the medically fragile. When she moved to Utah, she became a sign language interpreter for the Jordan School District and worked one-on-one with a student who transitioned to class to class. When her husband received a job offer in Evanston, Wyoming, she continued her career working with the Uinta County School District #1 as a special education paraprofessional.
Anna’s love for working with the disability in the community stems from being raised with deaf parents. She spent her childhood in the deaf culture and helping her parents when they needed an interpreter. She wanted to give back to the community since there were not a mentoring or other similar programs available when she was growing up. In addition, Anna faced her own challenges with a learning disability that was discovered in adulthood.
She is a recent graduate from Western Wyoming Community College with her degree in Office Information Systems. She was previously a freelance photographer, and contributed photos to the Uinta County Herald, Evanston Red Devil Football, she has also photographed Sporting Events, Weddings, High School Senior Portraits, Newborn Portraits, and Family Portraits. When she’s not at work, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband Steve Kunz and her children Rebekka, Benjamin, and Nicholas.
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